MAGENTA originates from the desire of tracking and materializing social connections and relationships. 7 performers move in an abstract space where the only possible purpose is to connect. Their skin, seen as the interface where exchanges happen, becomes a personal ID where traces of all the others can be found, rendering personal identity a mere point of connection on the net.
Direction: Giulio D'Anna Performance: Hidde Aans-Verkade, Anna Bentivegna, Koen van der Heijden, Hali Neto, Camila Romero Lema, Caroline Marie Sprott and Luuk Weers. Music: Maarten Bokslag Set design: Joëlle Snijder Technical support: Geert Oddens en Kiki Heslemfeld Assistant rehearsal: AgneseRosati Production: Mirjam Zwanenburg Artistic advisor: Loes van der Pligt
MAGENTA is produced by Amsterdam Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
1 2 3
1 2 3 is a research project for a dance film in collaboration with Dutch director Michiel Vaanhold. The project revolves around Bram and Ans Stelling, a mature couple of Ballroom dancers. Awarded several times as Dutch champions, they have a strong love and work relationship. They spent most of their lives dancing together and travelling around the world for the dance competitions. You can see Bram and Ans on their website: dancesupport.nl
1... 2,3. 1... 2,3 begins a new series of works and researches that focus on relationships.
The research for this film is supported within the frame of De Wolf Danst, a new dance film project of Mediafonds, NTR, Filmfonds and Cinedans.
BUM BUM TCHA
A commisioned choreography for the students of 3rd and 4th year of Dance Teacher Department of Fontys, Tilburg. This work investigates the use of rhythm and repetition to portray the strength, ambition and natural sensuality of the young female performers.
Choreography: Giulio D'Anna Performance: Hannah Bastiaens, Annemarie Cools, Jessie Haans, Floor Knotter, Emma Schild and Charlotte Thyssen.
BUM BUM TCHA is produced by Fontys Dansacademie Tilburg.
STUDY FOR PANORAMA
A choreographic study based on the fusion of elements of Acro Yoga and modern dance. The exploration led to the creation of a 'filmic action' inspired by the theme of co-existance. Co-existance: at the same time, in the same space
Choreography and set design: Giulio D'Anna Performance: Davide Bellotta and Tuan Tran Light design: Remko van Wely Costumes: Agnese Rosati Artistic advisor: Kristin de Groot
Study for PANORAMA is produced by Conny Janssen Danst, Dansateliers and Stichting Gillen/Giulio D'Anna within the frame of Danslokaal/2, a talent development project of Conny Janssen Danst, Rotterdam
DATA is a dance theatre solo that follows the format of a documentary. The man on stage is being investigated, as though he were subject in a zoo. The daily words and scientific terminology applied to the human body encounter the live dance performance unfolding a greater complexity. Words become fluid concepts that oscillate between understanding and re-defining the human experience. DATA invites the spectator to an active interaction that goes from reasoning to feeling to reasoning in a continuous loop: a dialogue with the human that goes beyond a sterile informed vision where labels become occupied, subverted, transformed or destroyed.
Concept, choreography and performance: Giulio D’Anna Director assistant and creative production: Agnese Rosati Light design: Grace Morales Suso Music composition: Maarten Bokslag Artistic advisor: Kristin de Groot
DATA is produced by: Dansateliers Rotterdam, Stichting Gillen/Giulio D’Anna with the support of Fondazione I Teatri – Reggio Emilia
As part of Danstheater AYA’s silver jubilee, Wies Bloemen asked Giulio D'Anna to engage in dialogue with her work. Wies Bloemen presented the inner and outer strength of man in her production Harnas (2013). In his version, Har(t)nas, Giulio D’ Anna focuses on the femininity of the male power. While we want to protect ourselves against the outside world, heart and head are in discussion with each other. Only when they unite are we at our strongest in battle.
Choreography: Giulio D’Anna Performance: Kathrin Gramelsberger, Daan de Kogel, Hanna de Vos Music: Maarten Bokslag, Dennis van Tilburg
HAR(t)NAS is produced by AYA Danstheater
Inspired by works of Banksy and the desire of questioning the spirit of political and social resistance Giulio D’Anna asked the students of MTD/1 (AHK Amsterdam 2014) to embody the human spirit of protest and to imagine the stage as a sort of public city square where it is possible to scream out loud a critic towards society.
Choreography: Giulio D'Anna Performance: Borna Babić, Quinty Boer, Katarina Čvorović, Maud Huizing, Robin Nimanong, Cecilia Ponteprimo, Nathan Pruvoost, Reindert van Rijn, Alexandra Tuzova, Hella Vanhemelrijck, Denise Verschut andMarysia Wiercińska Repetitor: Jhon Wesley Taylor
LET'S is produced by MTD - AHK Amsterdam
THE PERFECT FORM
A short dance movie made by Giulio D'Anna and Cinzia Camela together with dancers Ann Dickie and Nicholas Minns. Inspired by "The perfect Human" by Jorgen Leth (1967), the making of the video has been created within the frame of TRANSPARENT BOUNDARIES European project with the support of AMAT and UCA (UK).
Concept and creation: Giulio D'Anna and Cinzia Camela Choreography: Giulio D'Anna Camera: Cinzia Camela Performance: Ann Dickie and Nicholas Minns
The Perfect Form is produced by European project TRANSPARENT BOUNDARIES
"Giulio D'Anna stands up, masterfully succeeding in transforming the (auto)biographical into accessible dance." jury report for the Zwanen 2014 (VSCD)
"The choreograper brings the human smallness and vulnerability to a wider context and promises the audience to lead and entertain them at the same time." Jury report Nederlandse DansDagen Prijs van Maastricht 2013